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  • 17
    Nov
    2016

    Halima Aden is the First Somali-American to Compete for Miss Minnesota USA

    Halima Aden, 19, born in a Kenyan refugee camp, moved to Minnesota when she was just six years old.  Aden will now make history by being the first Somali-American woman to participate in the Miss Minnesota USA competition.

    Aden tells the Huffington Post, “I could have sat there and I could have waited for a long time to see somebody who was dressed like me or looks like me, but I noticed that’s just not happening.”

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    Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune, via Associated Press

    Staying true to her values, Aden will compete wearing a burkini instead of a traditional bikini.  “I’m going in as me, my authentic self. I’m not going to dress down or change myself. Not seeing women that look like you in media in general and especially in beauty competitions sends the message that you’re not beautiful or you have to change the way you look to be considered beautiful, and that’s not true,” Aden told the Huffington Post.

    The Miss Minnesota Competition takes place on November 26 and 27th.

     


  • 16
    Nov
    2016

    Miss Universe China 2016’s Crowning Moment

    Li Zhenying has taken the crown for China and will be headed to the 65th ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE ® Competition.

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    (Photo byXinhua/Chen Fei)

    Li was crowned in Shanghai during the Miss Universe China Competition.

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    Next stop, MISS UNIVERSE!


  • 14
    Nov
    2016

    Watch Miss Washington USA’s Crowning Moment

    Meet your new Miss Washington USA 2017 Alex Carlson!

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    The next stop for her will be the 2017 MISS USA Competition.  Watch her crowning moment below!


  • 14
    Nov
    2016

    Congratulations to Miss Nevada USA

    Congratulations to the new Miss Nevada USA and Miss Nevada Teen USA.  Lauren York earned the title for Miss Nevada USA 2017 and Alexis Smith took the title for Miss Nevada Teen USA 2017.

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    Next stop: The 2017 MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA Competitions!


  • 14
    Nov
    2016

    Meet Your New Miss Ohio USA

    Over the weekend, the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA sisterhood added a few more women to the family.

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    Taking the crown of Miss Ohio USA 2017 was Dinaleigh Baxter.

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    Taking the crown home for Miss Ohio Teen USA 2017 was Emma Karle.

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    Stay tuned for their journey to the 2017 MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA Competitions.